November 22, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. A vehicle plowed through a holiday parade in the mid-western U.S. state of Wisconsin on Sunday. Local police say some people have been killed and more than 20 individuals have been injured. Children are reportedly among the victims.
2. The International Olympic Committee says its president, Thomas Bach, has held a video call with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai. Peng has reportedly not been seen in public since she made a sexual assault allegation against former Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli. The IOC announced on Sunday that the Chair of the IOC Athletes’ Commission, Emma Terho, and another member who has known Peng for many years joined the 30-minute call. Peng reportedly thanked the IOC for its concern about her well-being and explained that she is safe and well, living at her home in Beijing.
3. North Korea has reacted sharply to a resolution by a United Nations committee condemning human rights violations in the country. A spokesperson for North Korea’s foreign ministry issued a statement through the state-run Korean Central News Agency on Sunday. The statement says North Korea categorically rejects the resolution of the United States and other “hostile forces” as “a grave infringement upon the sovereignty aimed at tarnishing the prestigious image” of the country. The statement says the countries picking on North Korea’s “human rights issue” are “unexceptionally the worst violators of human rights,” citing racial discrimination, violence against women and police violence among others.